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Shady Grove

1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
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Ranked #63 of 3,153 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Shady Grove is located in the heart of 78704 in Austin, TX. Nestled under the shade of a tall pecan grove, we have been serving up Austin-inspired home cooking, cocktails, sunshine and smiles since 1992. In the months of April through September, Shady Grove hosts KGSR's Unplugged at The Grove, one of Austin's longest running free live music series, every Thursday night at 8pm.
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome! They have the best bone in wings in Texas. I have tried alot of their menu items from burgers, mexican food and drinks and enjoyed all of them. Their bloody marys are delicious. Frings are plentiful and delicious as well. Outside dining very relaxing. Located on Barton Springs Rd and nice view of the street.

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austin, texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Good basic burgers/cheese fries/onion rings. Sitting outside is really nice -- they do have patio heaters. They have a really pretty outdoor Christmas tree.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visiting my sisters in Austin for years we JUST experienced the Shady Grove. The servers were warm and friendly, the food tasty and reasonably priced, and the frozen sangria was unlike anything I had before. We were celebrating two birthdays with a large group and they were able to get us in and out (without feeling rushed) in time for... More 

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Watchung, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Driving by on vacation and took a chance on lunch as the place was packed at noon on a Friday. Weather beautiful and loads of people eating outside in the "shady grove" Very local place with great portions and good food. Loved the chicken tacos. Waitress was super nice and gave us tips on things to do in Austin which... More 

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Austin, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited Shady Grove mid-week just before the Austin City Limits festival began with friends from out of town. Shady grove has Tex Mex as well as other options and and extensive drink menu. There is both indoor and outdoor seating and an outdoor band stage that was not in use the night we visited. There are multi-colored outdoor light strings... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had lunch outside on a gorgeous day. The food was delicious. And it was very kid friendly. Our service was mediocre and they need better gluten free options.

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Allen, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

When we used to live in Austin the Shady Grove was one of our favorite places to eat. 15 years later, this place has not missed a beat. Still great food with a fantastic great outside atmosphere. This is a can't miss casual dining spot.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been going to Shady Grove since the early 90's. It's a true Austin restaurant - casual, best if seated outdoors, good food, good drinks, a great place to relax with friends on a nice night. Near perfection.

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San Antonio, TX
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A large, absolutely delicious, chicken fried steak, tangy cole slaw, spicy black-eyed peas and a cold mug of Shiner Bock served by a delightful server under the stars and the canopy of a huge live oak! It doesn't get any better!!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have never experienced a place quite like this. The location, the food, the waiter, the look of the place. Love at first sight. It is very laid-back and child-friendly. Cosy seating outside, with festoon lighting and a bathroom inside an airstream. The waiter looked like Matthew Mcconaughey. The food was delicious too :-) Go there.

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Additional Information about Shady Grove

Address: 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
Phone Number: +1 512-474-9991
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: American

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